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SXSW: The prizes.

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Nicole Vicius and Melonie Diaz.
We’re seriously backlogged regarding films we saw at the festival. For now:


Narrative Feature:

"Itty Bitty Titty Committee," Director: Jamie Babbit
Special Jury Award – "Orphans," Director: Ry Russo-Young
Special Jury Award – "Frownland," Director: Ronald Bronstein

Documentary Feature:

"Billy the Kid," Director: Jennifer Venditti
Special Jury Award – "Audience of One," Director: Michael Jacobs
Special Jury Award – "Cat Dancers," Director: Harris Fishman

Texas High School Competition:

"Murder for 9 Points," Director: Brandon Day
Special Jury Award – "Daily Routine," Director: Adela Escobar

Music Videos:

Thom Yorke, ‘Harrowdown Hill,’ Director: Chel White
Special Jury Award – Constantines, ‘Working Full-TIme,’ Director: Drew Lightfoot

Experimental Shorts:

"27,000 Days," Director: Naveen Singh
Special Jury Award – "The Lonely Lights. The Color of Lemons," Director: Benjamin M. Piety

Animated Shorts:

"Tragic Story with a Happy Ending," Director: Regina Pessoa
Special Jury Award – "One Rat Short," Director: Alex Weil

REEL Shorts:

"Pop Foul," Director: Moon Molson
Special Jury Award – "Clear Cut, Simple," Director: Vineet Dewan


Narrative Feature:

"Skills Like This," Director: Monty Miranda

Documentary Feature:

"Run Granny Run," Director: Marlo Poras

Emerging Visions:

"The Price of Sugar," Director: Bill Haney

People have been declaring SXSW "the new Sundance" for years. We never witnessed the heyday of Sundance as a mecca for innovation and truly independent filmmaking, but, contrasting the two this year, there’s no denying that Sundance seems overwhelmingly like a marketplace while SXSW gives off a warm aura of community and genuine love of film. Nothing will replace Sundance in terms of importance in the film industry, but as that festival goes down a path of practical midrange films with at least one or two recognizable names and an easy marketing hook, it’s a relief to see SXSW embracing microbudget filmmaking that pushes boundaries without a thought to what Fox Searchlight or Focus Features would think.

+ SXSW Film Festival Winners Announced (SXSW)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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